Banana-Pecan Waffles

13 September 2010

Banana-Pecan Waffles

Syrupy type breakfast dishes can be a comfort food. I could eat pancakes, waffles or french toast any time of the day. Here’s another use for those over-ripe bananas sitting on the counter (that should probably now be relocated to the refrigerator or freezer for baked good, later.)   Like the Buttermilk Pancakes featured a couple of months ago, beating the egg whites separately and then gently folding them into the batter is the key to the lighter texture.

Walnuts would work well as a substitution for the pecans.  Toasting them will bring out the fragrant, nutty flavors.    It’s a good recipe that can stand on it’s own without using nuts.   I prefer a more crispy waffle, so my cooking time would be a little longer than the suggested 6-9 minutes.

Banana-Pecan Waffles
source Sunset Magazine, January 2005

Servings 8 – 10


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup low-fat milk
3/4 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter, melted (plus some additional for brushing on waffle iron)
3/4 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped (directions follow)

Syrup (optional)
Banana, sliced for garnish (optional)


In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

In another bowl, mix egg yolks, milk, banana, sour cream, and butter until well blended. Stir egg-yolk mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Stir in the toasted pecans (see below for directions).

In another large bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into batter until no white streaks remain.

Preheat a Belgian waffle iron to high. Brush both sides lightly with melted butter. When iron is ready, pour about 1/2 cup batter per 4-inch square; close iron and cook until waffle is browned, about 6-9 minutes. Remove waffle; keep warm on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven up to 15 minutes. Repeat waffle cooking process to finish batter.

Serve warm with syrup or powdered sugar and some banana slices.

Toasting Pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Remove immediately from oven and allow to cool before using.

More breakfast recipes and ideas:
Blueberries and Strawberries - Buttermilk Pancakes Blueberries and Strawberries – Buttermilk Pancakes
Cinnamon Bread French Toast Cinnamon Bread French Toast

by Cristina A-Moore

Breads & Quick Breads · Breakfast & Brunch

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Comments :)


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Leah December 19, 2010

Holy yum! Those look delicious! Bookmarking for my next waffle endeavors!


Samantha October 13, 2010

I made these yesterday and they were really great. I would suggest adding more banana to the batter though, we couldn’t really taste the banana flavor.


Cristina - Teenie Cakes October 13, 2010

Hi Samantha:

I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, it’s one of my favorites. One thing about the banana (I should add this as a note above), make sure the bananas you use are really, really ripe. I mean the skins are black. Take a look at the bananas in this picture Banana Stawberry Muffins with Oat Streusel. It usually really makes a difference. :)


Megan September 17, 2010

That waffle is calling my name!


Mary September 16, 2010

This recipe includes my favorite baking ingredients! Bookmarked! Totally trying this out… I’ll find any reason to pull my waffle maker out :)

Great site; happy I found you!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls


Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog September 15, 2010

OMG these pancakes are totally mouthwatering :) banana y pecans impossible to fail!




Cherine September 15, 2010

Looks so good and beautiful!!


Magic of Spice September 15, 2010

These look so good…perfect actually :) I am afraid if I even tried, we would need a cleaning crew with chisels, lol


cca September 15, 2010

I recently had my first banana and pecan pancake… this combo might be my new obsession! Next recipe for waffles will definitely be this one!

great photos!


denise @ quickies on the dinner table September 15, 2010

Waffles are such a treat! My waffle iron is a gorgeous one by Cuisinart and it’s one of my favourites in my kitchen. Banana waffles are soooo dreamy – I think I know what the family will be having for breakfast this weekend!


5 Star Foodie September 14, 2010

Waffles are our favorite breakfast, love the pecans!


Simply Life September 14, 2010

YUM! Will you make that for my breakfast?! It looks amazing!


Kitchen Report September 14, 2010

Oh! I may just have to have waffles for dinner now. Delish!


sippitysup September 14, 2010

perfection! GREG


Shree September 14, 2010

ooohh.. wish I had a waffle maker. This looks simply awesome. Nice pic with the syrup pour!


Heather September 14, 2010



MaryMoh September 14, 2010

This would be a great weekend breakfast. It looks really delicious. Love the ingredients. Need to go and get a waffle maker. Must be fun to make.


Elizabeth September 13, 2010

Waffles arent big in Australia. We rarely eat them and most places don’t serve them. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. I love banana with my pancakes and french toast! mmm


Biren @ Roti n Rice September 13, 2010

I love waffles and need to get a really good waffle iron soon. These must be really yummy with the addition of those pecans. Thanks for sharing your technique for a lighter textured waffle.


sweetlife September 13, 2010

great waffles bananas and pecasn are on of my fav combo and combined with buttermilk waffle..heaven on a plate



Nicole @ The Dirty Oven September 13, 2010

Bacon and Peacns…Waaattt??? Lovely!


Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } September 13, 2010

I am so hungry right now and those look amazing! Love the photo of the syrup pouring over the bananas.


Evan @swEEts September 13, 2010

I really need a waffle maker…


kitchen flavours September 13, 2010

Looks really delicious! My waffle-maker “died” on me, and haven’t got a replacement yet! Looking at your waffles, I should really start getting a new maker soon!


Alli September 13, 2010

Ooh! These look delicious! Banana pancakes have always been my favorite, but banana waffles sound way better! And with pecans? I’m drooling.

Do you think the waffles would turn out okay in a normal waffle maker, as opposed to a Belgian waffle maker? I love how Belgian waffles’ deeper pockets allow for more surface area crispiness and larger pools of syrup, but I need deeper pockets myself before I can afford to buy any more kitchen appliances!


Cristina - Teenie Cakes September 14, 2010

Hi Alli: It should turn out okay in a regular waffle iron, you may just have to adjust the cooking time. :)


Tania September 13, 2010

Waffels and picture are perfect!


The Rowdy Chowgirl September 13, 2010

I could definitely eat these waffles any time of day. What I really need is a cook to make them for me for breakfast, while I lounge around in my pajamas…


Mindy September 13, 2010

Stunning photo.


Monet September 13, 2010

I have a bunch of ripe bananas sitting in my fruit bowl…now I just need a waffle iron! I agree with you…pancakes or waffles are good just about any time of the day. We may be making pancakes for dinner. Have a great week love, and thank you again for the figs!


Priscilla - She's Cookin' September 13, 2010

I especially love crispy, sweet waffles since I don’t own a waffle maker!


alisons September 13, 2010

looks so yummy!


Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 13, 2010

It’s early and I could definitely go for some of these right now! They look wonderful, Cristina. Great job!


torviewtoronto September 13, 2010

looks yummy


Jennifurla September 13, 2010

Lovely, I also wish I had a waffle maker. I got my daughter some butternut squash frozen ones this weekend. Cant wait to try those – these looks yummy


Marly September 13, 2010

This is really making me want waffles. Like pancakes, but crispy on the outside. Thanks for the inspiration!


The Cilantropist September 13, 2010

Jealous! I want a waffle maker so I can make these!!! They look soooo delicious and I esp love bananas. :)


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